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20 Of Our Favorite Events Happening In Los Angeles This Week

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Happy Monday! Here are 20 of our favorite events happening in L.A. this week.

MONDAY, JUNE 12

ALAN ALDA (Book talk)
On Monday at 7:30 pm, actor and author Alan Alda brings his humor to ALOUD at The Wallis in Beverly Hills to discuss his new book, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look On My Face? The book explores the intricacies of communication and the art of conversation, which is getting lost in the age of texting and emoji-ing. Tickets: $50-$100 and include the copy of the book.

SCHOOL NIGHT: MAGIC GIANT (Music)
School Night welcomes live music and DJ sets from both up-and-coming and seasoned artists every Monday night at Bardot in Hollywood. Playing live this week are: Ten Fe, Blond Ambition, Dermot Kennedy and Amy Shark with DJ sets by Classy Williams and Grant Owens. Free with RSVP for those 21+; $10 for 18+ with RSVP. Doors at 8 pm.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 13

THE DROP: DAN AUERBACH (Music + talk)
On Tuesday at 8 pm, The Grammy Museum welcomes Dan Auerbach for an intimate performance and Q&A. Auerbach (The Black Keys) will talk about his career and upcoming album with GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman. Tickets: $20.

POP-UP MAGAZINE (Stories)
Pop-Up Magazine returns to The Theatre at Ace Hotel on Tuesday at 8 pm. The program—a live magazine—features a mix of true stories, film, photography, art, radio and music live on stage. Contributors for the Pop-Up Magazine Spring Issue performance in Los Angeles include: Yassir Lester (actor, Girls, Making History), Carlos Javier Ortiz (visual artist), Gillian Laub (photographer), Fazeelat Aslam (director, producer), Lu Olkowski (radio producer), Sandra Allen (writer), Rachel Monroe (Texas Monthly), Brittany Spanos (Rolling Stone) and others. Tickets ($32+ fees).

TIMBUK2 + CYCLE HACK (Biking advocacy)
Timbuk2 Venice teams up with CycleHack to host a meetup from 6-9 pm where the cycling community can discuss local bike-related issues and learn how to advocate and bring their solutions to life. Ultimately, the event hopes to make cycling more safe, accessible and fun for all of L.A.

THE MASH-UP AMERICANS + THE LIMIT DOES NOT EXIST (Live podcast tasting)
KPCC presents a live taping of the podcasts The Mash-Up Americans and The Limit Does Not Exist on Tuesday night at 7 pm at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City. First up, hosts Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer of American Public Media’s The Mash-Up Americans talk culture and interview Bricia Lopez, partner at L.A.’s famed Oaxacan restaurant Guelaguetza. PodcastOne and Forbes’ The Limit Does Not Exist hosts Christina Wallace and Cate Scott Campbell believe creativity and STEM are better together; they’ll chat with science writer Jennifer Ouellette (The Physics of the Buffyverse, The Calculus Diaries and Me, Myself and Why: Searching for the Science of Self.) A reception follows the tapings at 8:30 pm. Free with RSVP.

THE (UNREQUITED) LOVE SHOW (Burlesque)
Toil and Trouble Burlesque presents The (Unrequited) Love Show, a Shakespearean burlesque show that takes place Tuesday night at 8 pm at El Cid. The show features Shakespeare's most iconic scenes about unrequited love performed by some of the best burlesque performers in L.A. Tickets: $20-$25.

STAR TREK II 35TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING (Film)
A special 35th Anniversary screening of Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan takes place on Tuesday at 8 pm at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood. There’s a pre-show Q&A with director Nicholas Meyer, actress Nichelle Nichols and actor Ike Eisenmann.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14

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THE BEGUILED (Advanced screening)
On Wednesday at 7:30 pm, the New Beverly presents a Special Advance Screening of the Civil War-era drama The Beguiled, with director Sofia Coppola in person (schedule permitting) for a Q&A after the film. While online tickets are sold out, there will be a tiny batch of tickets ($12) available for sale at the door the night of the show. Limit two tickets per person. On the same double bill is the 1971 version of The Beguiled, directed by Don Siegel and starring Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page.

THE BIG SICK TOUR (Comedy)
In conjunction with the release of The Big Sick, the film about how comedians Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon first met and fell in love, Nanjiani and fellow castmembers/film collaborators take to the stage on Wednesday for a night of stand-up comedy at the Belasco Theatre. Joining Nanjiani are Ray Romano, Judd Apatow and Kurt Braunohler. Tickets: $47.50, with proceeds benefitting The Harvest Home.

DAYBREAKER LA (Yoga + dancing + kittens)
Daybreaker, an early morning yoga and dance party, teams up with Michelson Found Animals for an event to celebrate Adopt a Kitten Month at Wurstkuche on Lincoln in Venice. The morning yoga session is followed by dance party centered around “wellness, community, music, mischief and most importantly, kittens!” The kittens will be available for adoption, too. Yoga runs from 5:30-6:15 am and the dance party 6:30-8:30 am. Tickets: $25-$35.

THE BEAR SUPPLY HOUR (Comedy)
Bear Supply is a fast-paced sketch and long-form improv team, which performs at M.i.'s Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica every other Wednesday. Led by a cast of veteran improvisors Shaun Boylan, Jordan Bull, Morgan Christensen, Joey Greer and James Heaney, the show also features DJ Decide Project. 10pm. Tickets: $5.

MARIAN HILL (Music)
The Philadelphia-based duo Marian Hill plays two nights at The Fonda this week (Wednesday and Thursday). You know them for their song “Down” featured on the Apple AirPods commercial, so now it’s time to check out the rest of their tunes. Show at 9 pm. Opia opens. Tickets: $29.

LA FILM FESTIVAL (Film)
The Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by Film Independent, returns to the ArcLight Culver City, with additional screenings at the ArcLight’s Hollywood and Santa Monica theaters on Thursday. Running from June 14-22, the programming slate includes 48 feature films, 51 short films and 10 short episodic works representing 32 countries, as well as free special screenings and events, coffee talks and master classes. The Opening Night Film is the World Premiere of Colin Trevorrow’s The Book of Henry, and the closing night film is Ingrid Goes West, directed by Matt Spicer and starring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen. Individual tickets: $14-$16; passes start at $260-$350.

THURSDAY, JUNE 15

NPR’S POP CULTURE HAPPY HOUR (Live taping)
NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour is at Largo at The Coronet on Thursday night for a live taping. The NPR podcasts features a roundtable discussion about books, movies, music, television, comics and culture. The host is NPR’s "Monkey See" blogger Linda Holmes and panelists include NPR Music’s Stephen Thompson, Glen Weldon, Shereen Marisol Meraji (of the Code Switch podcast) and others. 8 pm. Tickets: $30.

GOOD FOOD GALA (Food)
The Los Angeles Food Policy Council presents its Good Food Gala on Thursday at Vibiana in DTLA. In addition to the food, the night honors heroes of the Good Food movement, which works to create a more just and sustainable food system in Southern California. Tastings by Neal Fraser of Redbird, Ray Garcia of Broken Spanish, Jimmy Shaw of Loteria Grill, Diana Stavaridis of Manhattan House, Matt Molina of Everson Royce Bar, Josiah Citrin of Melisse, Pawan, Nakul, & Arjun Mahendro of Badmaash, Nyesha Arrington of Leona and others. Tickets: $75 (student/nonprofit) to $250.

MARK AS SPAM: THE EMAIL GAME SHOW (Comedy + books)
Amanda Meadows’ Best American Emails is a new parody of the Best American Short Fiction series. To help launch the book on Thursday at 7:30 pm, The Last Bookstore in DTLA has asked five comedians to “leak” their emails live on stage. “Some will read actual emails they've sent or received. Others will read emails they made up. Win prizes by guessing whether the comedians are telling the truth or if they’re just spammin’!” RSVPs are appreciated.

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Boulevard Brewery takes over the taps at Horse Thief BBQ.


TAP TAKEOVER: BOULEVARD BREWING CO. (Beer)
Horse Thief BBQ, located on the patio of DTLA’s Grand Central Market, continues its Tap Takeover series with Boulevard Brewing Co. on Thursday night from 5-10 pm. The takeover features five taps from The Kansas City-based Boulevard Brewing Co. (best known for their Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale.).

CONCERTS ON THE BLOC (Music)
Concerts on The Bloc is a new free outdoor summer concert series taking place at The Bloc (700 S. Flower St.) in DTLA on the third Thursday of the month. The music is curated by Sofar Sounds LA, and this Thursday from 6:30-8 pm, the lineup includes R&B and soul singer Vincint, retro-futuristic jazz quintet DD Horns and a surprise guest performance. The concert is free, and there’s free beer, too, for those 21+. Food, cocktails and non-alcoholic items are available for purchase. TIN CAN BROTHERS (Comedy)
The YouTube comedy group, The Tin Can Brothers, premieres their new live show at the Secret Rose Theatre from June 15-18 and June 22-25 (Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm) at the Secret Rose Theatre in North Hollywood. Their one-act play The Solve It Squad Returns pays homage to Scooby Doo, The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, et al, as a group of former kid detectives return to the scene of their greatest unsolved case: the murder of their trusty dog Cluebert. Tickets: $25.

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